The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Desktop Technician featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 25 July 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
25 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Desktop Technician
Rank 643 610 573
Rank change year-on-year
-33 -37
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Technician 18 32 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.033% 0.056% 0.069%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.035% 0.059% 0.072%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 10 6
Median daily rate £140 £133 £175
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.66% -24.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £106 £113 £173
10% offered a daily rate of more than £198 £230 £205
UK excluding London median daily rate £110 £115 £175
% change year-on-year
-4.34% -34.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 17 18
Median hourly rate £14.25 £12.00 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.75% -23.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £9.58 £11.77
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £16.20 £18.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £12.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -22.58%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
51181 53984 51041
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.73% 94.77% 94.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 33252 34149 30933
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £257 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1553 2015 2063
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.60 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +0.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.85 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.10
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +0.37%

Desktop Technician
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Desktop Technician in the job title.

Desktop Technician Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Desktop Technician
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Desktop Technician within the UK.

Desktop Technician Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Desktop Technician
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Desktop Technician within the UK over the 3 months to 25 July 2016.

Desktop Technician Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Desktop Technician
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Desktop Technician within the UK.

Desktop Technician Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Desktop Technician
Top 27 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Desktop Technician within the UK over the 3 months to 25 July 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -17 14 £140 -6.66% 1
West Midlands -27 6 £110 -
Staffordshire -3 3 £110 -
London -7 3 £178 +10.93%
Wales +19 2 - -
Cardiff +15 2 - -
South Wales +13 2 - -
South West -2 2 £200 -
East of England - 2 £115 -
Cambridgeshire - 2 £115 -
Bristol - 2 £200 -
City of London +46 1 - -
North West +6 1 - -
Scotland -1 1 - -
Worcestershire -2 1 - -
Burton-upon-Trent -3 1 - -
Tamworth - 1 £110 -
Worcester - 1 - -
Cheshire - 1 - -
Cambridge - 1 £140 -
Peterborough - 1 £90 -
Macclesfield - 1 - -
Dalkeith - 1 - -
Hayes - 1 £193 -
Birmingham - 1 £110 -
Solihull - 1 £110 -
Midlothian - 1 - -

Desktop Technician Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 July 2016, Desktop Technician contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Desktop Technician in the job title.

1 19 (65.52%) Windows
2 14 (48.28%) Windows 7
3 9 (31.03%) Active Directory
4 8 (27.59%) Microsoft
5 7 (24.14%) MS Office
6 5 (17.24%) Windows XP
6 5 (17.24%) Windows 8
7 4 (13.79%) Windows Server
7 4 (13.79%) ITIL
7 4 (13.79%) Dell
7 4 (13.79%) MS Excel
7 4 (13.79%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (13.79%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (10.34%) SCCM
8 3 (10.34%) MCSA
8 3 (10.34%) Wireless
8 3 (10.34%) Finance
9 2 (6.90%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (6.90%) Line Management
9 2 (6.90%) Migration
9 2 (6.90%) Apple
9 2 (6.90%) MCP
9 2 (6.90%) SAS
10 1 (3.45%) Banking
10 1 (3.45%) Logistics
10 1 (3.45%) Technical Architecture
10 1 (3.45%) Degree
10 1 (3.45%) SC Cleared
10 1 (3.45%) Security Cleared
10 1 (3.45%) Office 365

Desktop Technician Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (6.90%) SAS
Applications
1 7 (24.14%) MS Office
2 4 (13.79%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.45%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.34%) Wireless
2 1 (3.45%) VoIP
2 1 (3.45%) VPN
2 1 (3.45%) Wi-Fi
General
1 3 (10.34%) Finance
2 1 (3.45%) Banking
2 1 (3.45%) Legal
2 1 (3.45%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (3.45%) Data Centre
1 1 (3.45%) Driving Licence
1 1 (3.45%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 19 (65.52%) Windows
2 14 (48.28%) Windows 7
3 5 (17.24%) Windows 8
3 5 (17.24%) Windows XP
4 4 (13.79%) Windows Server
4 4 (13.79%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (6.90%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (3.45%) Linux
6 1 (3.45%) Mac OS X
6 1 (3.45%) Windows 10
6 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (13.79%) ITIL
2 2 (6.90%) Line Management
2 2 (6.90%) Migration
3 1 (3.45%) Analytics
3 1 (3.45%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (3.45%) Logistics
3 1 (3.45%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (3.45%) Security Management
3 1 (3.45%) Service Management
3 1 (3.45%) Technical Architecture
Qualifications
1 4 (13.79%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (10.34%) MCSA
3 2 (6.90%) MCP
4 1 (3.45%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (3.45%) Degree
4 1 (3.45%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (3.45%) SC Cleared
4 1 (3.45%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.45%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 9 (31.03%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (10.34%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (27.59%) Microsoft
2 4 (13.79%) Dell
3 2 (6.90%) Apple
4 1 (3.45%) Cisco
4 1 (3.45%) Citrix
4 1 (3.45%) Intel Security
4 1 (3.45%) VMware